Originally wanting to pursue a career in research in microbiology and immunology, David realized his personality and interests would be better suited for working in pharmacy, and quickly fell in love with the profession after enrolling in the program at the University of British Columbia.
“I fell in love with clinical pharmacy after shadowing the kidney care clinical pharmacist at Vancouver General Hospital. I loved the problem solving and detective-like work in this profession, leading me into an exciting career as a clinical pharmacist myself.
I love the team aspect of clinical pharmacy. We provide the medication knowledge to the team, but can rely on the team of professionals to provide the best holistic care for the patient.
My mother recently beat stage III breast cancer after several surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, all provided by the BC Cancer Agency at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She would always tell me about the excellent nurses and doctors caring for her after every visit. It’s a privilege for me to serve patients and provide the best care I can, the same way these teams did for my mom.”